BWDBWD wrote:The trend is wide flat and beveled rails and sometimes beveled nose, idea being the bevel helps the board pop back out when the foil dips momentarily. Obviously flat and wide helps in getting to 7-8 knots quickly so the foil pops up easily.
In between, there are the surfboards that can mount a foil, and be useful without it as well when there's no wind at all, or too much wind for foiling. To me this sounds best.
I have the fantasy of a foil I could slap on my surfboard, ride upwind a few miles to a good wave, remove the foil, stow it somehow and ride waves conventionally back downwind. Masts are too long though...
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